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typical day at a hospital

Posted by katekite on June 29, 2002, at 10:39:52

In reply to Being hospitalized, posted by Angel Girl on June 29, 2002, at 0:07:03

Typical daily schedule from the first hospital:
Keep in mind these activities are all scheduled but none are compulsory. Most people end up going to most but not all. Sometimes doctors appointments or visitors mean you don't go, sometimes you just don't feel like it. Always are encouraged to go to everything.
(With the schedule and so much talking, it can feel a lot like intensive therapy camp.)


8 (so early!) someone comes in to take blood pressure.
8:30 -- newspaper arrives, breakfast, news on tv in common room. meds given out.
9:30 -- break outside for 15 minutes.
10:00 -- group therapy: example: anger management. video shown then talk about it.
11:00 -- recreational therapy: relaxation tapes for an hour. (led by the cute guy).
12:00 -- break outside
12:30 -- lunch. meds given out.
until 2 -- free time (wrote in journal)
2:00 -- social worker leads group therapy just a free time to talk about why people are there -- talking not compulsory.
3:00 -- doctor visit lasts about 1/2 hr.
4:00 -- art workshop -- instructor shows how to do several things (craft projects, yes its hokey) for example pressed metal engraving (pretty cool), necklace making with really good beads, but if you're suicidal you only get colored pencils (bummer). Since only a handful of people go, instructor spends quite a lot of time talking to each person about what their hobbies are, etc.
Some people have an hour of individual therapy instead, come late to art.
6:00 -- dinner. Another break outside. meds given out.
7:00 -- video -- this place shows only PG videos because they occasionally have youngish teens, Pretty Woman and Big, for example.
9:00 -- tv and free time. Not too much available to do: some craft things left out, or tv, or reading, can go to room or stay out.
9:10 -- a nurse shows up and wants to talk if you want to, one on one, for about an hour.
10:00 -- one last break outside (last smoke for those who smoke).
10:30 -- go to bed.




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